Man Utd ‘agree’ €85m fee for Atalanta striker Hojlund amid reports of imminent double transfer

Joe Williams
Man Utd transfer targets Rasmus Hojlund and Sofyan Amrabat
Rasmus Hojlund and Sofyan Amrabat are set to join Man Utd this summer.

Man Utd are closing in on two signings with Rasmus Hojlund and Sofyan Amrabat both on their way to Old Trafford, according to reports.

The Red Devils have already signed Mason Mount from Chelsea and Andre Onana from Inter Milan with their slow start to the transfer window a thing of the past.

David Ornstein and Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic have claimed that Man Utd have now ‘reached an agreement with Atalanta’ for the signing of Hojlund.

There has been speculation that the Serie A side wanted in excess of €70m for the Denmark international with the Red Devils making a ‘verbal offer’ of €50m plus another €10m in add-ons on Wednesday.

Ornstein and Whitwell claim that Man Utd will pay a ‘fixed fee of €75m + €10m add-ons’ with Atalanta actually ‘seeking €90m’ and Man Utd ‘have already mapped out how he would fit into their squad’.

Fabrizio Romano brought some more details too with the Italian journalist claiming the initial fee will be €70m with add-ons and that Hojlund will sign a five-year contract.

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Romano tweeted: “Rasmus Højlund to Manchester United, here we go! Agreement reached right now with Atalanta #MUFC Package will be around €70m with add ons, clubs preparing documents in the next 24 hours. Højlund agreed 5 year deal ten days ago as he only wanted Manchester United.”

The latest news on Hojlund comes after Italian website Tuttosport reported that Man Utd are now close to a double deal for the Dane and Fiorentina midfielder Amrabat.

It is claimed that the Premier League side are ‘ready to welcome’ the Serie A duo and both Amrabat and Hojlund have ‘packed their bags’ for Old Trafford.

Fiorentina were asking for around €30m for Morocco international Amrabat but Tuttosport reckon a deal will be struck for around €22m plus bonuses.

Teddy Sheringham revealed earlier this week that he’s “not sure” about Hojlund and that Man Utd should pursue Tottenham striker Harry Kane instead.

Sheringham told Lord Ping: “Manchester United have always brought in top, top quality strikers to help them challenge for the title.

“I really think that Harry Kane would be the ideal solution for Manchester United, but they may have to wait another season to get him.

“If Kane is the player that United really want, then I would wait for him to become available.

“We’ve all read the stories that broke over the weekend about the club selling him this summer unless he signs a new deal, and we also know that Daniel Levy would prefer to sell him outside of the Premier League, but who knows what will happen with Harry Kane this summer.

“If he stays at Tottenham you know that Kane will be professional, focussed and will give you a 100% in every single game. I don’t know what is happening with that situation.

“It seems like for the last few summers, there has been doubts about his future at Tottenham.

“It looks like United may have to look elsewhere for a forward this summer.

“I’m not sure about Hojlund at Atalanta but I do really like Osimhen at Napoli – he looks like he knows where the goal is. He is a proper number nine that leads the line.”

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